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that president obama doesn't do regularly. and that is take a lot of questions from the white house press corp. that is where you get stronger and better answers, sometimes deeper answers to questions that america deserves to know. not -- the problem for president obama is that who he talked to yesterday is a narrow slice of the audience. more people know about that now than would have ever seen it on that other network. he needs broaden out and talk to and try to persuade people that are not just on the left. >> brian: you remember you invited charles charles and other conservatives before he actually took office? >> remember, they were charmed and they said, huh, maybe this is going to go better than we thought. and then they were bitterly disappointed. >> steve: let's talk a little bit about this. the congressman from in texas, steve forbes out yesterday talking about look, we've got to do something about taxes. the president is even talking a little bit about it. we need a flat tax rather than raising taxes. here is a little snippet of congressman gilbert. listen. >> when you hear fair sha
signs it, the 24th right-to-work state. this comes after president obama backed the unions' cause yesterday. so we're now waiting to see what the white house has to say about those violent scenes. leslie marshall, lars larson, welcome to both of you. >> good morning. >> hi. alisyn: lars, what do you think about the president wading into the fray yesterday? he was supposed to be making a talk on fiscal cliff, but he decided to bring up michigan. do you think that he somehow intentionally or not emboldened the protesters there? >> of course he did. i mean, imagine this. this guy is bought and paid for, literally hundreds of millions of dollars of union contributions helped put president obama back in for a second term. the fact that he's backing the thuggish behavior of unions in michigan, i mean, he backed the thuggish behavior of unions in wisconsin, and it should be -- well, if you're a union member, you ought to be ashamed of the behavior of your union brothers. there's a democratic process, the people of michigan have elected representatives and an elected governor. they've mad
: the obama administration is now cracking down on states refusing to comply with health care reform. the white house announcing any state that refuses to fully expand medicaid to required levels will not receive full funding under obamacare. this as we learn another state, tennessee, has joined more than a dozen others in opting not to create a state-backed insurance exchange. brad blakeman, former deputy assistant to president george w. bush. brad, is this because the rollout with obamacare is not exactly going as planned? >> you bet. when only 13 states opt in to medicaid expansion. nine states say they won't. there are a bunch of states sitting on the sidelines freting how they will be able to absorb this kind of cost. it is economic duress on part of the administration. they feel only way they can expand their coverage is threatening the states with funds. fact the matter, rick, 70 million people on medicaid. largest expansion of additional 17 million under obamacare. the states can't afford it. 25% of their current budgets are going out to medicaid. and that is going to blow th
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